Greeting & Farewell in Arabic

Greeting & Farewell in Arabic 2017-05-01T16:41:49+00:00

Before we take a deep dive into Arabic conversations, let’s get some basics down. This lesson will teach you how to say hello, goodbye, see you tomorrow and other useful phrases in Arabic.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Arabic“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Saying Hello and Goodbye

Previous lesson: Numbers in Arabic

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Vocabulary

Greeting

EnglishArabicArabic
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
Hello!
أهلا!
ahlan!
Good morning! / Good Day!
صباح الخير!
يوم جيد!
sabah al khir!
yaum jaid!

Good evening!
مساء الخير!
masa' al khir!
Good night!
طابت ليلتك!
تصبح على خير!
tabat laylatak!
tesbah ala kheir! [1]

Welcome! (informal)
أهلا وسهلا!
يا هلا!
ahlan wa sahlan!
ya hala!

Welcome! (formal)
أهلا وسهلا!
ahlan wa sahlan!
Welcome back!
عودٌ حميدٌ!
أهلا لعودتك!
awdon hamidon!
ahlan le awdatak!

Farewell

EnglishArabicArabic
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
Bye!
مع السلامة!
ma'a as-salamah!
Goodbye!
وداعا!
مع السلامة!
wada'an!
ma'a as-salamah!

Sleep well!
نم جيدًا!
nem jayidan!
So long!
منذ فترة طويلة جدا!
mondzo fatrah tawilah jidan!
See you tomorrow!
أراك غدا!, أراكِ غدا!
araka ghadan! (m) [4], akaki ghadan! (f) [5]
Farewell!
وداعا!
wada'an!
Get out of here!
أخرج من هنا!
okhroj men hona!

Notes:

1 We use 'tabat laylatak' when we want to say 'Have a good night!'. We use 'tesbah ala kheir' when we want to wish someone a good sleep.2 When talking to a man. 3 When talking to a woman.

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